exxxtreeeeeeme gravity nerds
August 26, 2004 10:24 AM   Subscribe

The Extreme Gravity Racing Series: featuring cars from Porsche, Volvo, and mazda among others. Yeah, it's basically soap box derby racing for adults. [via red ferret]
posted by mathowie (12 comments total)

 
That Volvo entry looks nice.
posted by a3matrix at 10:31 AM on August 26, 2004


Oooo... they not only look like fun, but they're sexy machines too. Interesting how everyone seems to have gone for a different technique.

I'm plain disappointed by the Bentley racer, even if I do get an unnatural ammount of pleasure out of it's name.
posted by twine42 at 10:33 AM on August 26, 2004


This makes me want to build a pinewood derby car.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:43 AM on August 26, 2004


When first I read this, I imagined that a bunch of folks got together with their normal cars and just rolled them down the hill in neutral. You know, Nissans and Volvos and whatnot.

Silly me.
posted by codger at 11:19 AM on August 26, 2004


Though that would be cool, codger, especially with other people's cars.

I'd love to see a soapbox derby between these guys and the folks at MIT. (I suspect there's some crossover from one to the other.) That'd be friggin' epic.
posted by chicobangs at 11:54 AM on August 26, 2004


I'm not sure this is extreme enough. Couldn't they have called it "Xtreme"?
posted by aramaic at 12:11 PM on August 26, 2004


"The next race" location is an area full of technological businesses.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:16 PM on August 26, 2004


When first I read this, I imagined that a bunch of folks got together with their normal cars and just rolled them down the hill in neutral. You know, Nissans and Volvos and whatnot.

hahah, yeah me too.
posted by delmoi at 12:16 PM on August 26, 2004


It's fun, driving in neutral. I used to live near the real Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio and got to roll around all over there and the surrounding environs (great coasting in the Cuyahoga River valley, too), though I never tried the Downs. I bet it would be fun, though.
posted by codger at 12:47 PM on August 26, 2004


Cool, but will it beat a 119 Lotus ?
posted by swordfishtrombones at 1:24 PM on August 26, 2004


Real life examples from the SandHill Challenge
posted by marvin at 5:01 PM on August 26, 2004


When first I read this, I imagined that a bunch of folks got together with their normal cars and just rolled them down the hill in neutral.

Well I imagined there was going to be more gravity.
posted by biffa at 4:30 AM on August 27, 2004


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